Last week was my daughter’s end of school year party, and I had to get some last minute supplies at Dollar Tree. Of course some non-party related items just happened to pop into my cart, like a wooden board game and these new peel and stick tin tiles I found in the kitchen section. After the party I got to work creating some vintage tin tile wall art with these supplies, and it turned out so cute!
Vintage Tin Tile Wall Art Supplies
I used a mix of items from Dollar Tree and craft supplies I had on hand:
- Dollar Tree 3-in-1 Board Game
- Dollar Tree peel and stick wall tiles
- Dollar Tree twine
- Dollar Tree foam brush
- Dollar Tree flat push pins (optional)
- Craft paint in brown and aqua
- Stencil brush
- Wooden beads
- Hot glue
How to Make Dollar Tree Vintage Tin Tile Wall Art
Don’t you just love when a project is too easy? I know I do! That’s definitely the case for this one. Begin by painting the chess/checkers side of the game board how you like. I used brown paint as a base coat so that it would hide the game board pattern and have a rustic look in the end.
Once that coat of paint dried, I dry brushed a topcoat of aqua paint on top, leaving some of the brown base coat to show through.
After that dried, I removed the tin tile decal and pressed it onto the game board.
Next, I strung wooden beads onto a piece of twine, knotted the ends, and hot glued the twine to the back of the game board. Notice that I didn’t paint the back of the game board because I’m a lazy crafter.
I flipped it back over and pressed flat push pins into the board. Because the board is thin, the sharp edges poked through the back. I covered those with electrical tape that I had in the drawer, but something like the poster mounting ticky tack stuff at Dollar Tree would work great, too.
I dry brushed some of the aqua paint onto the push pin heads to give them the look of nails. After that, this vintage tin tile wall art was finished!
I love the look of this copper patina version, but I saw silver tiles, too. Those would look really cute with a distressed white finish all over. These would also be awesome in a group of three or four – whether on individual boards or one large board. The possibilities are endless!
Can you believe what you can make with dollar store items? I just love the challenge of creating something beautiful with bargain supplies!
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